Triumph of Galatea , Raphael
Polyphemus and Galatea, Relief , Turin
In Greek mythology, Galatea ( Γαλάτεια ) ("she who is milk-white") was the name of a Sicilian Nereid loved by the Cyclops Polyphemus. She, however, loved a Sicilian youth named Acis, whom Polyphemus killed with a boulder in a jealous rage. Distraught, Galatea turned his blood into the river Acis in Sicily.
Polyphemus, Corneille Van Clève , Louvre MR 2106
Galatea and Acis, Medici Fountain
Galatea, Gustave Moreau
More Sculptures: Galatea, Marqueste Laurent.
See also Pygmalion and Galatea
Acis and Galatea,George Friedrich Händel (1685-1759)
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